SOIL Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to SOIL citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in SOIL.

How to do citations in SOIL style?
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How do you cite a book in the SOIL referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in SOIL using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N.: Title, Edition., edited by E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Publisher, City., 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
SOIL citation:
Rowling, J. K.: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 1st ed., Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London., 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in SOIL looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the SOIL citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in SOIL format?

Here’s a SOIL journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F.: Title, Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used, doi:DOI, 2000.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in SOIL:
Petit, C. and Sieffermann, J.: Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, , 18(1), 161-172, doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008, 2007.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in SOIL style?

Here’s an SOIL example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F.: Title, [online] Available from: https://www.example.com (Accessed 2 June 2020), 2000.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M.: Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, [online] Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (Accessed 2 June 2020), 2008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video SOIL

Here’s a SOIL citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName: Title, YouTube [online] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (Accessed 2 June 2020), 2000.
So how to cite a video SOIL?
Pixar: Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube [online] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (Accessed 2 June 2020), 2015.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using SOIL referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in SOIL.
Lastname, F.: Title, [online] Available from: http://www.example.com (Accessed 2 June 2020), 2000.
Podcast referencing example in SOIL using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life: 640: Five Women, [online] Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (Accessed 2 June 2020), 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using SOIL referencing style?

An example song citation in SOIL.
Lastname, F.: Song Title. [online] Available from: http://www.example.com (Accessed 2 June 2020), 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in SOIL:
The Beatles: Here Comes the Sun. [online] Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (Accessed 2 June 2020), 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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